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Today's News

  • FULL CIRCLE: Williams brings Frontier back to the Outdoors

    Kingston businessman Brant Williams loves water sports, and 20 years ago he thought about opening a business selling canoes.

    “I always had an interest and love for kayaks and canoes,” Williams said. “In 1999, I said I would sell canoes. I really didn’t think about kayaks because at that time all they really had were sit inside kayaks, whitewater stuff and long, unstable touring boats.

  • Browder’s Ace tops in June

     

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  • Jonesing for sports: Parents, stay in your lane

    LaVar Ball is a monster with an oversized ego, much like the “Cash Me Ousside” girl America inexplicably made famous for no coherent reason.

  • Perfect championship run for 8u Dodgers
  • Kingston summer swim team captains named
  • Dixie Youth tournament play starts tonight

    The 2017 Dixie Youth Baseball postseason begins Friday evening with games in two locations.

    Dixie Youth Baseball has a total of four age groups with the youngest of those, A (5-6-year-old) and AA (7-8), starting play this weekend, while AAA (9-10) and Ozone (11-12) play will begin next week.

    The Dixie Youth sub District 8A Tournament will take place in Rocky Top. A total of four teams will participate with Harriman and Caryville opening play at 6:30 p.m. Friday followed by Kingston taking on Rocky Top.

  • The Heart of Dixie

    With the Dixie Youth Baseball League kicking off its postseason play tonight, Roane County’s focus stays with baseball just a little while longer until fall sports hold sway.

    Tony Brown, a county resident, has been instrumental in this organization for 32 years and has helped Dixie Youth to grow and expand not just here but across 11 states.

    “I got into it when my son was four years old,” Brown said, “back then I started helping out and became the comissioner at Cherokee Ballfield.

  • Regents to meet at Roane State

    The Tennessee Board of Regents will be discussing a possible 2.6 percent increase in tuition and maintenance fees for the community colleges and Tennessee Schools of Applied Technology next week.

    The Tennessee Board of Regents will be at Roane State Community College next week, with committee meetings scheduled for Thursday, June 22, and the quarterly meeting of the Tennessee Board of Regents at 9:30 a.m. Friday, June 23.

  • Artificial turf, a pool and gyms

    Multiple gyms, a swimming pool, artificial turf football field and even a dedicated space for basketball officials. These are some of the athletic facilities that could be featured at a new high school the Roane County Board of Education is planning to build.

    Coaches and school administrators met with Lewis Group Architects at the school system’s bus garage on Wednesday to discuss what they’d like to see included in the plans.

  • Wire versus gun?

    Chancellor Frank V. Williams III has heard enough stories over the years to sense when something doesn’t sound logical. One such instance appeared to happen Monday when attorney Tom McFarland was explaining why his client, Tyler Overstreet, grabbed a piece of wire and entered a home on Lawson Mill Road last July.

    McFarland said Overstreet went in to defend his girlfriend, Wende Jones.